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Military Land Transfer
Wyoming allows the Military Department to transfer lands without following mandates generally required for the disposal of state property. This includes Military Department property being transferred to another governmental entity even if the title to the property and buildings on the property are not held solely by the Department. Wyoming Statutes, Section 19-7-103

Wyoming Statutes, Title 19


Open Space/Conservation

Uniform Conservation Easement Act
Wyoming Statutes Annotated §34-1-201 provide for the state’s Uniform Conservation Easement Act, which authorizes the creation of permanent easements on real property for conservation and historic preservation purposes.

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Wildlife and Natural Resources Trust
The Wyoming Legislature created the Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust to enhance and conserve wildlife habitat and natural resource values throughout the state.  The program is funded by interest earned on a permanent account, donations, and legislative appropriation. Any project designed to improve wildlife habitat or natural resource values is eligible for funding.  Some examples of project areas include:

•  Improving or maintaining existing terrestrial habitat necessary to maintain optimum wildlife populations; 
•  Preservation of open space by purchase or acquisition of development rights, contractual obligations, or other means of maintaining open space; 
•  Acquisition of terrestrial or aquatic habitat when existing habitat is determined crucial/critical, or is present in minimal amounts, and acquisition presents the necessary factor in attaining or preserving desired wildlife or fish population levels. 
Other actions to improve wildlife habitat or natural resources.

Contact:
Mr. Bob Budd, Executive Director
Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust
500 East Freemont Ave.
Riverton, Wyoming 82501
(307) 856-4665
bob.budd@wyo.gov

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Forest Legacy Program

The Forest Legacy Program is a US Forest Service program for protecting and conserving important forests that are threatened by conversion to non-forest uses, such as development. The Wyoming State Forestry Division is the lead agency for the Forest Legacy Program in the state. The program achieves its goals through voluntary easements and fee simple purchases.

Forest Legacy Program

Contact:
John Crisp
State Forestry Division
5500 Bishop Boulevard
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
(307) 777-6680
john.crisp@wyo.gov


State Contact Information

Military Liaison POC
Deidre Forster 
Public Affairs Officer
307-772-5253 
307-772-5010 fax 
deidre.m.forster.nfg@us.army.mil 

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Adjutant General
Major General Luke Reiner
The Adjutant General of Wyoming
5500 Bishop Boulevard
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009-3220
(307) 772-5234
(307) 772-5010 fax
kenneth.l.reiner.mil@mail.mil

Legislative Process Regarding Military POCs
The Joint Committee on Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs holds jurisdiction over legislative issues pertaining to military affairs.  The Adjutant General is the military liaison for the state Legislature.  

Committees of Primary Jurisdiction/Legislative Contact
Joint Committee on Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs
Senator Michael Von Flatern, Co-Chair
1318 Columbine Drive
Gillette, Wyoming 82718
(307) 680-4744
michael.vanflatern@wyoleg.gov

Representative David Zwonitzer, Co-Chair
4204 Dell Range
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009 
(307) 630-1955 
david.zwonitzer@wyoleg.gov